NROTC Marine option (how do I look)

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  1. HiMyNameisNick

    HiMyNameisNick Member

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    How I am looking for the NROTC marine option scholarship?

    94 GPA (AP physics, AP calculus, AP english 11, AP U.S, AP Government, AP Chemistry)
    AP chem score: 5
    High Honor Roll
    National honor society
    New York state Team Scholar-Athlete Champion
    BSA lifeguard
    2010 AP scholar
    Member of : Green team, Math club, tutoring
    chemistry achievement award (twice)
    1290 SAT
    Eagle Scout
    Boys State
    Board member of school club
    250+ community service hours
    Varsity wrestling
    Varsity Football
    Varsity track
    Varsity skiing (10th grade only)
    Martial arts (jujitsu + karate)

    Marine PFT score: 285/300
     
  2. AROTC Parent

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    Nick, You've been on this forum long enough to know you are competitive on paper. Good job. Keep up the good work. However, have your legal issues you posted about three days ago been resolved?
     
  3. HiMyNameisNick

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    Nope. disqualified me.

    Im simply making a point by posting this:

    Ive strived my whole life to become someone worthy of becoming a Marine Officer. Ive shown my entire community that nobody values honor and integrity more than I. Ive done evrything humanly possible to make myself a better person everyday.

    But all of this hard work means nothing due to a 'trespass violation' which the police officer equated to being less severe than a traffic ticket. And I was not even convicted, I got an ACD.
     
  4. AROTC Parent

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    Nick,

    Do not give up so easily. Persevere. Find a school to attend that fits you academically and socially. Join ROTC without a scholarship. Use this situation as an example of overcoming adversity. Don't get caught freshman year in any similar situations. You can do it. Despite the difficulties in gaining on campus scholarships they are still available for top performers. Your academic and physical skills indicate you can continue to perform at a high level. You were immature and made a mistake. Don't let it define YOU. Truly.....Good Luck.
     
  5. NYEAGLE1

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    Best advice

    Nick....take a deep breath....read carefully what AROTC Parent wrote you.....stay focused and don't give up on yourself.
     
  6. jdalv2

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    If you are really intent on becoming a Marine Officer, I would suggest looking into PLC. I have a friend from my high school who is doing it and he loves it.
     
  7. aglages

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    Don't you have to admit guilt (agree to accept) to receive an ACD?
    Nick you messed up. Take the advice that was given to you and move on. There is still hope if you don't make a bad situation worse.
    Good Luck.
     
  8. HiMyNameisNick

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    The problem with this is that I can't afford to go to any of the civilian schools I like. They are all around $50k/year I dont have that money. I have absoluetly no college funds set aside. could someone elaborate more on the PLc program to me?
     
  9. gojack

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    Self indulgent, self defeating horsepucky.

    "I was going to get my dream job--- but I needed a car to get to work.
    I did not have enough money to buy the $ 50,000 car I liked,
    so I never took my dream job."

    College is a vehicle to get you where you want to go. If you have no money look at cheaper options.
    I know Miami-Oxford has a plan for lower income students that is popular with NROTC cadets.
    I am sure other colleges have similar programs. Ole Miss has NROTC and scholarships (25K vs 50K).

    Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.

    PLC LINK
     
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  10. HiMyNameisNick

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    I would not equate college to just a car that gets you to and from work. If your in a college that does not fit you socially or academically then your chances of success decrease quite a bit. But I do still understand you analogy.

    I plan to look into the PLC program, but as of now my plan is to go to my top choice school (if accepted) and participate with the NROTc unit and apply for the 3 year scholarship. The only problem is paying for the first year.

    Are student loans a good idea? I don't know very much about them.
     
  11. jdalv2

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    It seems pretty risky to me to go to a school with the assumption that you will be able to pick up a 3 year scholarship and thus, only be responsible for paying for one year. I don't know much about this subject but I assume that 3 year scholarships are very competitive.

    You might want to have a "safer" option.

    Just my thoughts
     
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